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    Romario

    Romário Still Beating All-Comers At 39 Years Of Age
    12/5/2005 9:46:00 PM
    Romário sobbed uncontrollably on the São Januário pitch after Sunday’s 3-1 win over visiting Paraná Clube. The Baixinho had just found out that his brace of penalties had lifted him clear of Paysandu’s Róbson, unable to score in his first division swansong, and clinched the top scorer trophy – or ‘golden boot’ – and a Brazilian record.


    The mythical striker potted both goals from the spot to be written into the history books as the Oldest ‘Artilheiro’ (Artilleryman literally, but top scorer metaphorically) in the 25 editions of the Brazilian league to date. “Happily, or perhaps unhappily for other players, penalties also count” grinned the number 11 before hugging Club President Eurico Miranda.

    Encircled by a swarm of journalists, Romário had to take a break from his declarations four times as he felt tears welling up inside. Given his personality and the unseen feat of beating young guns like Carlitos Tevez into a back seat, the Baixinho did veer towards self-aggrandisement several times, but, then again, how many people even near this age have nailed the top scorer award over the past twenty years in any country?

    "For me it’s an honour to be proclaimed top scorer at 39 years of age. It’s an attainment that few are able to reach. I think it’s a first in Brazil. Today I’m starting to break my own records; do things that I never thought possible” a tear-streaked Baixinho explained.

    True to form, Romário lashed out at those who doubted his ability to play at this level with his fortieth just around the corner. “Those who stupidly doubted me will now just have to eat their words. I prove myself on the pitch, not behind a desk or a microphone. I play because I love it, not to mark time.”

    Vasco should be counting on his services for at least the first quarter of 2006, as Romário wants to play the Carioca and Guanabara Tournaments (combining to form the Rio de Janeiro state trophy) and will see how things go before making a decision whether to play the Brasileirão 2006 or not.

    ”From now I’m on holiday. There’s a chance to play just the Carioca [tournament] or the whole year, but let’s see what happens. Football is the thing I love doing most in the world – on a pitch!” He was whisked off by President Miranda together with Renato Gaúcho to receive warm and prolonged applause from the VIP box. Vasco’s seventh league top scorer is still every inch a footballing hero

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    I know Romario is not a role model, I know he isn't what soccer players should look up to, but I just have to respect this man.

    He says it like it is, without twisting and lying. He didn't like Ranieri's training style with Valencia, so he said the truth and left early without stealing the money and pretending to be happy.

    He didn't like the atmosphere at Barca with that golden squad, so he packed it and left without lying and gloryhunting.

    For me, he is the best striker the 90's has produced, and one of the best ever. At about 40, he still beat the Tevezes out there and won the top scorer award at one of the most offensive leagues.

    Respect to you Romario, and I just ponder what if you ...

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    Hamed, what do you mean with "what if you...'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamed
    I know Romario is not a role model, I know he isn't what soccer players should look up to, but I just have to respect this man.

    He says it like it is, without twisting and lying. He didn't like Ranieri's training style with Valencia, so he said the truth and left early without stealing the money and pretending to be happy.

    He didn't like the atmosphere at Barca with that golden squad, so he packed it and left without lying and gloryhunting.

    For me, he is the best striker the 90's has produced, and one of the best ever. At about 40, he still beat the Tevezes out there and won the top scorer award at one of the most offensive leagues.

    Respect to you Romario, and I just ponder what if you ...
    yeah man..well said!! I also respect him for this. To me he was maybe the best brazilian after Pele. The guy was all magic, an incredible player. His departure from Barca could have been better, but still, that one season he played was magic. Too bad about the 98 final though.
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    Romario is a living legend but has messed up his career so much, that is a wonder how he can still play!!! So many arguments with top clubs, beating up fans and players in the pitch(some years ago in Brazil )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBacchus
    Hamed, what do you mean with "what if you...'?
    I meant what if he had a better personality. He would have been the striker of the century if he just chilled and stayed with Valencia or Barca.

    He would have been considered in the same breath as Pele and Maradona if he wasn't stubborn with that a-hole Zagalo and played WC98 and maybe even 02.

    He was just too temperamental and hot-headed. Which is really too bad, cause he beats Ronaldo ANY DAY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UhUhOleguer
    yeah man..well said!! I also respect him for this. To me he was maybe the best brazilian after Pele. The guy was all magic, an incredible player. His departure from Barca could have been better, but still, that one season he played was magic. Too bad about the 98 final though.

    well.. he was maybe the best brazilian after Pele. He is icredible player and I'm fan his

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    He's probably the best player that I've ever seen at their prime in my life-time excluding Zinedine Zidane, really. If not for his attitude (odd enough, which is one of the reasons why he is loved by so many footy fans) he would have set Europe on fire for many more years then he did and would've made more of a name for himself (yes, that actually is possible). O Baixinho is a living legend.

    Btw, very impressive thread by Hamed. Would've never guessed that Romario would be receiving kudos on his personality on this forum, really...
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    Romario it's along with George Weah my favourite player who has played for a city rival team.... both were class...

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    Thought I should let you guys know that Romario is playing for a USL team called Miami FC that plays at a local park here. I should go out and watch him play sometime.
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    You are lucky Gaetan, I wish they bring an MLS team to Toronto then I might go and see Romario play!

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    Romario isn't playing in the MLS, it's a smaller, less known US league.
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    Romario to Debut Today at Tropical Park Stadium - 05/04/2006
    Romario is more than ready to play for his new team Miami FC. He will debut on Friday, May 5th, when Miami FC hosts the Rochester Raging Rhinos at 7:30PM at Tropical Park Stadium.

    "I feel very good and I am ready for Friday. The team is complete and we are ready to play good soccer."

    On Thursday, May 4th, Miami FC hosted a pre-game press conference as a preview for their second game in the USL First Division. Assistant Coach Victor Pastora, Romario, Stephane Guillaume, and Fabian Sandoval expressed their aspirations for Friday's game.

    "Friday is definitely going to be a challenging game because it’s against one of the traditionally elite teams in the league, but I’m confident we will do well," said Pastora.

    "We are coming out and taking the 3 points away from Rochester tomorrow," said Sandoval.

    "I want to see a lot of fans in the stadium having fun," said Romario.

    "Our goal on Friday is to win, and eventually win the league," said Guillaume.

    "Having Romario, Diego Walsh, and Stephane Guillaume back is going to give us a different dynamic up top and in the mid-field. I’m excited for the Friday night's game," said Sandoval.

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    And guess which FI member is going to be in attendance?
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    Raging Rhinos?

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    lol at Romario! he couldve scored alot in a higher competitive league I feel its kinda cheap to do this but whatever

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    He wasn't running much. Such a small guy, I always knew he was a little one, but in person it's still shocking to see that he was such a great player at that size.

    Miami FC lost 3-0.
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    Only 14 gols for 1.000 GOLS

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    The best goal ever of Romário! enjoy it

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    What is real his count that means he has only 2 goals to 1000, or fifa' who say he still has at least 11 goals

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    998..two more to go.

    hopefully he will get his 1000th goal in the derby against flamengo..

    forca baixinho!!!
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